Monthly Archives: May 2013

More Beer’s, “Janet’s Brown Ale”

Oops! Style Information Recipe Type: Extract Category: Pale Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Carapils 1 lb Steep to 156 degrees to pull the sugar from the grains Crystal 40L 1 lb Steep to 156 degrees to pull the sugar … Continue reading

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Top 10 Micros From The West Coast…

Top 10 microbreweries and brewpubs on the US west coast Who said American beer was dull? It’s anything but in the fantastic selection of free-spirited microbreweries and brewpubs across the Pacific Northwest and northern California   Anderson Valley Brewing in … Continue reading

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Craft brewers team up on beer to help military families

Former major league pitcher Chris Ray pours one of his baseball-themed beers at The Diamond in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The specialty brew will be sold at the Double AA minor league Richmond Flying Squirrels’ baseball game Thursday, … Continue reading

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Help the troops by drinking beer aged with baseball bats

What does a baseball bat taste like? If you’ve ever wondered this — and we’re not judging, it takes all kinds to make a world — your answer is on the way come Memorial Day in the form of Homefront … Continue reading

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BeerPouch makes it easy to sip suds on-the-go

One of summertime’s finest pleasures is enjoying a refreshing craft beer in the great outdoors. Lately, more and more craft brewers have been putting their wares in aluminum cans so people can enjoy them at the beach, on the golf … Continue reading

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Saisons…

The Perfect Summer Beer May Be the Saison   For years, the American beer world has been in love with saisons: dry, fruity ales traditionally made by Belgian farmers in winter, then set aside for quenching thirst during hot summer … Continue reading

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Texas Comes on Board!!

UPDATED: Craft brewing overhaul gets final approval   The package will become law immediately upon the governor’s signature. Alexa Clark UPDATE on May 20: Sweeping changes to the Texas craft brewing industry easily won final approval in the House on Monday … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beer?

‘Star Trek’ beer boldly goes where no brew has gone before. Courtesy Delancey Direct Richard Weger, the project manager for “Star Trek”-themed beers at Delancey Direct, poses with a glass of Vulcan Ale. “Star Trek Into Darkness” has already conquered … Continue reading

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Tea Bagger Pale

Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Cryrstal 10 L .25 lb Steep grains to 170 degrees and drain without squeezing bag Carafoam .5 lb Carafoam has a little bit of a crystal malt characteristic, meaning it also adds a little … Continue reading

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PAUL #2

Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Crystal 150L .75 Add and steep to 170 degrees Extra Light 2 lb Add last 10 min of boil Extra Pale Extract 7 lb Add last 10 min of boil Maltodextrin 4 oz Add … Continue reading

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12 Summer Beers….

12 craft beers to bust out at your summer barbecue 1 Blue Point Brewing Company’s Blueberry Ale – Long Island, NY 2 Deschutes Brewery’s Twilight Summer Ale – Bend, Oregon 3 Anchor Brewing’s Liberty Ale – San Francisco, CA 4 … Continue reading

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Santa Ynez Craft Beer!!

Santa Ynez Valley Taps into Craft Beer Month In what is proving to be a glorious time in history for beer enthusiasts everywhere…tap real estate is booming! With well over 1,600 craft breweries throughout the U.S.,  California’s Santa Ynez Valley … Continue reading

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Austin Homebrew Supply’s,”Magic Hat #9″

Another great brew day with fellow brewers, Greg Payton, Paul & Arlene Bruinsma, &  Glenn Spaulding of Ligero Brewing Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Crystal 60L Malt 1/2 lb Steep to 170 degrees. Drain 2-Row Malt 2 1/2 lb … Continue reading

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Austin Homebrew Supply’s “Total Domination”

Style Information Recipe Type: Partial Mash Category: IPA Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes 2- Row Malt 21/2 lb Add to grain bag and steep to 170 degrees Munich Malt 1 lb Add to grain bag and steep to 170 … Continue reading

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Home Brewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

Homebrew Bill Gets Positive Local Reaction “Very excited about it.  It’s been a long time coming,” says Rick Tarvin. Tarvin owns Straight to Ale, a local brewing company.   He says the practice should never have been criminalized. “It’s just a creative … Continue reading

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